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Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 24 January 2016 (USA)
A look at the life of the late pop star Michael Jackson from his early days at Motown Records to the release of his hit 1979 album, Off the Wall.

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... Himself (archive footage)
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Suzanne De Passe ... Herself
... Herself
Valerie Simpson ... Herself
Steven Manning ... Himself
... Himself
... Himself
... Himself
Joe Vogel ... Himself
Scott Osborn ... Himself, TV show host (archive footage)
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... Himself (archive footage)
Leon Huff ... Himself
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A look at the life of the late pop star Michael Jackson from his early days at Motown Records to the release of his hit 1979 album, Off the Wall.

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Off The Wall
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Written by Rod Temperton (as Rodney Lynn Temperton)
Performed by Michael Jackson
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A wonderful documentary on the Michael Jackson I knew and loves!
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I've watched this about ten time, now. The Jackson Five was big when I was in high school and I loved the songs they did in the very early 70s. I love how this addresses how mature he was, as a child, and how he was so eager to learn and instinctively knew things that it took most adult artists years to learn. He was amazing, and in interviews, he always seemed so nice, and to enjoy what he was doing, immensely.

I love the fact that this documentary ends before what I think of as the artificial Michael Jackson started to come out. That part is so unspeakably sad that I can't stand to watch anything about it. I don't really think saying that is a spoiler, since the title says that it only goes through "Off the Wall".


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